Now that the first ridiculously good looking teaser is out in the open, fans are keeping one eye trained on February 12 in anticipation of Zoolander 2. Paramount Pictures may be kicking tradition to the curb by releasing a sequel nearly 15 years after its original, but the reception of the announcement at the Paris fashion show back in April was enough to convince Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson that, yes, there is more to life than being ridiculously, ridiculously good looking.
Filming on the fashion sequel is well underway, and though there are scant details about the actual plot, we can expect the follow-up to apply its goofy, over-the-top humor to the modern fashion landscape and the Instagram generation. One of the main questions looming over Zoolander 2, however, is whether the film still holds the cache since the release of the original at the turn of the Millennium. It’s one that can only be answered once Stiller’s sequel is out in theaters, but it’s a worry that Wilson acknowledged during a recent interview with Collider.
It’s funny because the movie didn’t do that well but I guess over the years it’s developed a cult following. When we first announced the movie at the Paris fashion show, we didn’t know what the reaction would be but it seemed to be like a rock concert. I think that got us excited to then go and film the movie in Rome.
Well it’s not like it’s The Sixth Sense but they’re trying not to have us talk too much about it. But the movie picks up fourteen years later and Hansel at this point is not modeling the way that he used to be. I think the script’s really funny and hopefully the movie will turn out as good.
Ben Stiller is primed to direct Zoolander 2, co-writing the script alongside Justin Theroux. In typical fashion, there’s also plans for the sequel to host a variety of cameos. With Billy Zane poised to return, it’s understood that pop star Justin Bieber is attached to crop up at some point, while Christine Taylor and Penelope Cruz are also on board for the comedy romp.
Zoolander 2 will strut into theaters sporting its vintage Blue Steel pose on February 12, 2016.